Annual profits have increased by 5.7 per cent, but the economy continues to weaken.
Due to weak economic activity in the first three months of the year, UK growth is predicted to wane.
Official data is failing to reflect the real effects of profound demographic and technological shifts, says Marina Gerner. So should consumers be worried?
Political risk factors have calmed in the eurozone, with Emmanuel Macron’s win in France and a knock-back for populists in the Netherlands. Italy aside, there are reasons to be cheerful for investors in Europe, says Stephanie Flanders.
Initially the economy remained strong after the Brexit vote, but there are now there are storm clouds on the horizon. Marina Gerner explains why.
Uncertainty is going granular just as the global recovery is heating up, says Stephanie Flanders at JPMorgan.
Inflation has reached 2.3 per cent, its highest level since September 2013.
Winning investments can be undone by exchange rate movements. David Prosser explains how investors can manage this risk.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has u-turned on proposals to make the self-employed pay more in national insurance contributions.
Here we round up a couple of previous announcements set to go ahead, and some speculated additions that never materalised.